San Diego Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Eshom says, “At home Teeth Whitening via bleaching is the best and easiest way to have a whiter, brighter smile. It gets the best results and it is free to our patients in our office.”
At home teeth whitening is a commonly used technique recommended to our patients with mild to moderate tooth discoloration. At home teeth whitening is the most conservative way for you to get whiter brighter teeth without removing any tooth structure and it is also the cheapest method.
In our office we give away *Free Teeth Whitening to our new patients and supply our existing patients with bleaching gel for their lifetime. See our teeth whitening offer.
Who benefits from At Home Teeth Whitening
The ideal candidate for at-home and in-office teeth whitening bleaching has teeth with a yellow or brown tint; blue and gray stains do not respond too well. Younger patients see more dramatic results because they have more enamel—the part of the tooth that is actually bleached.
At Home Teeth Whitening Results
At home teeth whitening requires longer contact time and the first change in tooth color is generally observed after two to four sessions of teeth whitening. Some patients see a boost of up to eight shades, although just a few shades make a visible difference.
STEP 1: making trays
For this teeth whitening bleaching option, we will custom-make trays to fit your smile and you’ll fill them with bleaching gel at home. Teeth Whitening Trays are better than over- the-counter strips since they allow the bleaching gel to get into every nook and cranny of your teeth, and they target stains on the backs of the teeth as well.
STEP 2: timing
How long you use your teeth whitening trays depends on your starting tooth color and your desired shade. We recommend at-home teeth whitening bleaching after in-office treatments—after you achieve the level of whiteness you want, they can be used whenever your smile needs a pick-me-up, which could be as little as twice a year.
San Diego Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Eshom says, “It’s a lot easier to keep teeth white if you stick to a teeth whitening schedule, such as the first Wednesday of each month. You can even wear them while you’re working out—no one will notice.”